TV to Book Recommendations: Teen Dramas

TV to Book Recommendations: Teen Dramas

No matter how old I get, I still love a good teen drama TV series. If you’re like me, and you loved the series discussed below, you will likely enjoy these book as well. Dawson’s Creek…Emmy & Oliver So, yes, Dawson can be kind of whiney, and Joey doesn’t pick him in the end, but there’s still something fun about the classic boy next door trope. Emmy & Oliver is a terrific YA contemporary romance with one of the healthiest teen relationships I’ve ever read. Oliver returns home after being kidnapped by his father 10 years earlier. Emmy and Oliver used to be best friends, but […]

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Book to TV Adaptations: 13 Reasons Why & Big Little Lies

Book to TV Adaptations

I am almost never satisfied with movie or TV adaptations of books, but yet I cannot resist. More often than not I re-read the book before watching the adaptation, which probably leads to more disappointment because the book details are fresh in my mind. I had opposite experiences with two recent TV adaptations. 13 Reasons Why, Netflix Original Series I read Jay Asher’s 13 Reasons Why several years ago for my YA book club. It was before I started blogging and before I started using Goodreads even, so I don’t have any notes on why I gave the book a 3 star rating. I think it […]

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TV to Book Recommendations: Adult Dramas

TV to Book Recommendations: Adult Dramas

If you’re looking for a break from your Netflix queue, or you’re just missing your favorite show, check out these book recommendations based on some TV show adult dramas.   Brothers & Sisters…Eight Hundred Grapes Brothers & Sisters is a show I devoured in a few short months back in 2012. The full series was (maybe still is) on Netflix. It’s about a family of 2 sisters and 3 brothers and what happens to them after their father dies. There’s a family business and lots of assets. Some good political drama and lots of family schenigans. When I read the book Eight Hundred Grapes last year, it […]

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Best TV Shows Ever! (Top Ten Tuesday #2)

Old Fashioned TV

In honor of fall TV premieres, this week topic is all about TV shows. I don’t watch many current shows because I spend so much time reading, so I thought I’d share some of my favorites. My Favorite TV Shows I tried to limit this list to 10, but I failed. There were just too many to choose from, especially when I broke it down into categories. Classics from childhood Little House on the Prairie The Wonder Years Doogie Howser, M.D. Full House My high school/college years Party of Five My So-Called Life Dawson’s Creek Felicity Budding Romance with Jim (a.k.a. my 20s) Friends Firefly Buffy the […]

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